When: Mon, Jul. 25, 2016 6:00pm — 8:00pm
Where: Saranac Lake
You're invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program Being Mortal. You will be part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks "Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?"
"Being Mortal" delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande's own father is diagnosed with cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest.
After the screening, you can participate in a guided conversation facilitated by Dr. Elizabeth Buck, on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.
Free Registration - seating limited to 50.
Viewing is in the Redfield Board Room at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.